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Want to GROW Climate Justice?
Join UU Young Adults for Climate Justice (UUYACJ) in Washington, DC
to prepare for and participate in the People’s Climate Mobilization!
April 22nd – 30th, 2017
We’ve had one of the warmest winters on record… and yet the new head of the EPA denies climate change is real. In recent months, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock galvanized masses of people to disrupt the spread of fossil fuel infrastructure while lifting up First Nations’ struggles to protect both their sovereignty and our planet – and faced brutally violent repression. Every day, new threats to immigrant communities, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQI individuals and others, as well as to our shared earth, remind us how urgently intersectional our justice work must be.
In these times of escalating harm to people and our planet, as well as growing uprisings with the potential for powerful transformation, we need one another more than ever to keep our movements grounded, resilient, and sustained.
UU young adults, including leaders of UUYACJ and several alums of GROW Climate Justice 2015, are getting ready to gather in Washington, DC, to prep for, participate in, and reflect on the People’s Climate Mobilization (PCM) happening Saturday, April 29th. The March for Climate, Jobs & Justice is part of a broader campaign of resistance to the many dangerous policies set forth in the first 100 days of the new Administration.
From April 22nd – 30th, there will be opportunities to make art, worship together, march, mobilize, and more! Click here for the details on where, when and how to get connected and RSVP here for UU young adult-led art builds and worship on 4/26-27.
Transportation, Housing & Local Options
You will be responsible for procuring your own housing and travel arrangements to participate in UU young adult gatherings in DC, but several options exist through the PCM network to help you find low-cost possibilities. Here are some resources to explore:
- The PCM Housing Board: https://peoplesclimate.org/housing/
- Hospitality Offered by Faith Communities & Faith-Based Activists for folks coming to DC for the PCM: https://faith.peoplesclimate.org/#hospitality
- Spreadsheet listing homestays, etc. offered by Faith Communities & Faith-Based Activists: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1akQwyLQR-VPkvbE5O4CBWzJatsNmGuK9zyUB_LsdnoU/edit#gid=0
- Form to sign up for housing (once you have selected an option from the spreadsheet above): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkPeAHyuZRW2__tinaUTFy8ivNBilXI5USrgSi4b4wSf8uyQ/viewform
- You can also find transportation options, organized by the Faith team organizing for the PCM at: https://faith.peoplesclimate.org/#transportation
Or Keep It Local!
If you can’t make it to DC, please consider joining one of the sister marches happening in many cities nationwide (https://peoplesclimate.org/sister-marches/) and please stay in touch with the UU College of Social Justice and UU Young Adult Climate Justice Network to learn about future opportunities to support your activism.